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PS3 Firmware Update 3.42 is Now Available, Details Incoming

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237w ago - Update: Several users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 have now confirmed (along with Sony directly) that Sony has indeed added 'additional security features' and patched the PS3 exploit used for PS JailBreak, PSGroove and PSFreedom as expected so it is advised you do NOT update if you plan to use them.

For those who just signed in to PlayStation Network, PS3 Firmware update 3.42 is now available to download.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.42 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.42 Update (EU)

While we can speculate on whether Sony blocked PS JailBreak with it, etc feel free to grab it below and report in the comments any changes you notice and we will update the news accordingly.

PS3 Firmware Update 3.42 is Now Available, Details Incoming

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#116 - pip1 - 237w ago
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I haven't seen it mentioned yet but don't think that the hardware is totally patched out I would be suprised if it is. The reason I think this is because on my ps3 american 60gb 3.42 the ps3 takes 8 seconds to boot normally and 17 seconds with the ps3 trying to boot into jig assisted recovery mode. That would mean the jig hardware id is blocked or the software is patched or both but not unable to go into jig search mode.

Regardless of any of that the Ps Jailbreak team has already overcame this once and it is allways hardest the first time. Even if they bought the jig they should still have the contact or someone the contact knows who still works with them for the updated hardware id and such.

But then again with peak and poke multi firmware softmods and custom firmwares are only a matter of time.

#115 - MustMunMoji - 237w ago
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a quick update may be this might help someone.. i started the logan bypass worked only when i logged into the US account. but at least i got online.

try logging into your US accounts with logan software.

#114 - tjay17 - 237w ago
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Is there any way to bypass the firmware update and download things from the store?

#113 - Bebureiku - 237w ago
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Nevermind it's still working after I rebooted the pc and the ps3

#112 - Whateverwhateve - 237w ago
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Actually, depending on your model of PS3, some of them do indeed store part of the firmware on the HDD instead of entirely in flash, but as I said, only PART of it. Sony isn't stupid enough to store the entire firmware on the HDD so somebody can simply swap it out to downgrade.

#111 - Bishoff - 237w ago
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Mate all you have to do is google that mswinsck filename and download that file... then place Logans and the ocx file in the same folder.

Or check out this guide: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-guides-tutorials/bypass-update-check-windows-7-ps3-v3-41-lg5tool-112501.html

#110 - MustMunMoji - 237w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Rand023 View Post
LG5Tool is working for me as well. Although I have Win 7 x64 and was receiving an error. All that is needed is the file mswinsck.ocx and place it in C:/Windows/sysWOW64 and then everything worked perfect for me.

i am stuggling with this the tool don't work on win7 64bit.

i copied both files in the folder but nothing that mswinsck does not exist in that folder i download the file and copied it there but still no joy. what should i do next?

Run-time error 5@

invalid procedure call or argument

this is the error i get as soon i sign in. it signs in and then this error shows up

#109 - Wonderkik - 237w ago
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I think nobody knows yet... It seems many know the existence of that log, but nobody have any kind of real info on it.

We need more infos, where is it, when is it sent, etc... As I said in another thread, we'll have to wait for Devs to tell us.

#108 - Pretikewl - 237w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by MajestacaL View Post
What they are getting at is not that the FW is stored on the HDD but the LOG file that sony looks at to ban the consoles from PSN? Where is that log filed stored at?

I've been trying to get a good answer to this since the jailbreak was released.

All I want to know is where the log file is stored? I've gotten conflicting information from this site and a few others. Some people say hdd, others say flash, none of them are devs. Really wish a dev would step forward and at least say something about it...

#107 - azoreseuropa - 237w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by tilla View Post
Augh my stupid brother updated so his stupid friend could play DJ Hero. FML, here's hoping they figure out the payload for 3.42

Sorry about that. I will not let anybody touch my PS3 no matter what. If someone want to then I have to be here to make sure not to updated FW. Now, you are stuck and hope someone will work around it. Maybe not.


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